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Economic Development Authority Meeting Minutes for January 21, 2009

Mountain Iron Economic Development Authority
Regular Meeting Minutes
Wednesday, January 21, 2009, 5:00 p.m.

Allen Nelson called the meeting of the Economic Development Authority to order at 5:04 p.m. by Alan Stanaway with the following members present: Andrea Wilson, Alan Stanaway, Allen Nelson and Barb Fivecoate. Also present was Executive Director Craig J. Wainio.

Absent: Tony Zupancich, Mary Jacobsen and Bob Voss.

Nelson moved and Fivecoate supported the approval of the consent agenda. Passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

Under public form Mr. Roskoski inquired about economy ready mix and IRR Store Front program.

Fivecoat moved and Wilson supported that Wainio be appointed to oversee the non-audit services for the 2008 audit. Approved unanimously.

Wainio briefed the board on the IRR Commercial Building Renovation Program. Nelson moved and Fivecoate supported that the EDA make application to the IRR Commercial Building Program and to contact potential businesses regarding the program. Motion passed unanimously.

Fivecoate inquired as to the report on the Nichols Park Property potential dump site. Wainio will get report from Benchmark.

Mary Jacobsen entered the meeting at 5:15 p.m.

A motion was made by Allen Nelson and supported by Andrea Wilson to instruct Craig Wainio to draft a letter to the Morgan Park developer and to proceed with the land reversion to the E.D.A. Motion passed unanimously.

Tony Zupancich entered the meeting at 5:20 p.m.

ARDC Planning: Josh Bergstad from the A.R.D.C. met to discuss beginning an Economic Development Plan for the city. Discussion followed regarding the E.D.A.’s visions, goals and plans for residential, commercial and industrial development.

At 6:20 p.m. the E.D.A. meeting was moved to the conference room to accommodate a scheduled city council meeting. Tony Zupancich and Alan Stanaway stayed for the city council meeting.

The planning sessions continued.

A motion was made by Allen Nelson and supported by Barb Fivecoate to adjourn the meeting. 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:45 p.m.

Mary Jacobsen and Craig Wainio